Events and News – Fall 2019

We want to make Parkinson’s an election issue and we need your help!

The election is taking place on October 21st giving us the next several weeks to elevate the issues of Parkinson’s to the people who will form our country’s next government.

An election hub is available on Parkinson Canada’s website. The hub includes Parkinson Canada’s election infographic that we want delivered to all candidates across the country, as well as a toolkit for how to get involved this election to elevate the issue of Parkinson’s disease with your candidates.

The election hub is available at: https://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/current-priorities/

Join our 200+ Ambassadors across Canada this election and raise awareness about Parkinson’s, find new champions, and prepare the groundwork for a plan for Parkinson’s, post-election.

Let us know what you’re up to in your communities. Send your photos and feedback to advocacy@parkinson.ca.

Nous voulons faire un enjeu électoral de la maladie de Parkinson et nous avons besoin de votre aide!

Les élections auront lieu le 21 octobre 2019. Joignez-vous à nos efforts pour aider à sensibiliser les candidats à la maladie de Parkinson pendant l’élection, en téléchargeant notre trousse d’outils électoraux.

Un centre électoral est disponible sur le site Web de Parkinson Canada. Le centre comprend le matériel infographique que nous voulons remettre à tous les candidats à travers le pays, ainsi qu’une trousse d’outils sur la façon de participer à cette élection afin d’élever la question de la maladie de Parkinson.

Le centre électoral est disponible à : https://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/current-priorities/

Joignez-vous à plus de 200 ambassadeurs à travers le Canada et sensibilisez-vous à la maladie de Parkinson, trouvez de nouveaux champions, et préparez les bases d’un plan postélectoral pour la maladie de Parkinson.

S’il vous plaît, gardez-nous au courant des activités dans votre région. Envoyez vos photos et commentaires à advocacy@parkinson.ca .

Parkinson Canada Research Program—2019–2021 Funding Cycle

Since 1981 the generosity of donors enables Parkinson Canada to invest more than $30 million in 577 research projects. As of September 2019, Parkinson Canada and its partners are proud to support 25 new grant, fellowship and student awards. The new awards include:

  • 7 Pilot Project Grants
  • 5 New Investigator Awards
  • 4 Basic Research Fellowships
  • 1 Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship
  • 8 Graduate Student Awards

For more information, visit www.parkinson.ca  

**CANCELLED** Webinar—Oct 8, 2019

Advocating for Patient-Centered Care
Dr. Andrea Moser

Dr. Tiago Mestre in Winnipeg

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
6:30—8:00 PM
The United Church in Meadowood
1111 Dakota St, Winnipeg, MB 

Dr. Tiago Mestre, the Co-Principal Investigator, along with Lead Investigator, Dr. Susan Fox, are conducting a pilot study on oils made from cannabinoids (THC and CBD)—the active compounds in marijuana. They are exploring the potential benefit of cannabinoids for pain. We invite you to learn about the study and its potential implications for the future clinical use of cannabinoids. Dr. Mestre will respond to your questions following his presentation.

You must register to attend this event—registration coming soon. Call 1-800-565-3000 Ext: 3440 or visit www.parkinson.ca/manitoba

RESERVE YOUR SEAT…

For two important and unique events coming to Hamilton and London Ontario in November!!!

Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

1. Nov 9 Dance for Parkinson with David Leventhal

Parkinson Canada and Hamilton City Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s, both members of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network, present Dance and Parkinson’s: A Dance of Art and Science—Hamilton, Ontario on November 9, 2019. This free half-day event (9:00AM—12:30pm) features keynote speaker David Leventhal, founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, complimentary continental breakfast and a dance class with live musicians. Space is limited and registration opens on September 25, 2019.

Venue: Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON  L8W 3E2

2. Nov 16 Advancing Parkinson Research, Advocacy & Awareness Conference—London, ON

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. A. Jon Stoessl, UBC, Neurologist Researcher, this full-day event (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) will also include an introduction to Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), presentations by Parkinson Canada researchers; sessions on advocacy and education; lunch and snacks. This is Dr. Stoessl’s only speaking appearance in eastern Canada this year—do not miss out on hearing from this internationally sought expert on Parkinson’s disease. Tickets start at $15 and must be reserved in advance. Online Registration opens on Oct 2 2019. Student $10, Individual $15, Couples $20.

Dr. A. Jon Stoessl is professor, head of neurology and co-director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s, is deputy editor of the journal Movement Disorders and sits on numerous other editorial boards, including Lancet Neurology. He is president of the World Parkinson Coalition, a member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has 14,000 citations and has published more than 300 papers and book chapters.

The audience will receive complimentary copies of the comprehensive Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease, 2nd Edition, which provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinson’s and families on Parkinson’s disease management.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 300 King Street, London, ON  N6B 1S2

Do not miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Stoessl in person!

Questions?

Contact Name: Paul Scibetta
Contact Telephone: 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3337
Contact Email: Paul.Scibetta@parkinson.ca

Gaining Ground in Parkinson’s Research

November 9, 2019
Time: 11 AM—3 PM

Toronto Botanical Gardens—Floral Hall
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M3C 1P2

The event will focus on the future of Parkinson’s research and the importance of clinical trials and patient advocacy. The event will feature a principal investigator from the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), Ben Stecher, a Parkinson’s patient advocate and Dawn Richards of Clinical Trials Ontario.

Cost to be determined and registration opens on September 30, 2019. https://www.parkinson.ca/event/gaining-ground-in-parkinsons-research-toronto-on/  

Alison Li    1 (800) 565-3000 ext. 3373    alison.li@parkinson.ca

**NEW** October 26, 2019, in Saskatoon, SK—Dr. Jon Stoessl—more details to follow.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT…

For two important and unique events coming to Hamilton and London Ontario in November!!!

Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

1. Nov 9 Dance for Parkinson with David Leventhal

Parkinson Canada and Hamilton City Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s, both members of the Dance for Parkinson’s Network, present Dance and Parkinson’s: A Dance of Art and Science—Hamilton, Ontario on November 9, 2019. This free half-day event (9:00AM—12:30pm) features keynote speaker David Leventhal, founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, complimentary continental breakfast and a dance class with live musicians. Space is limited and registration opens on September 25, 2019.

Venue: Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton, ON  L8W 3E2

2. Nov 16 Advancing Parkinson Research, Advocacy & Awareness Conference—London, ON

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. A. Jon Stoessl, UBC, Neurologist Researcher, this full-day event (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) will also include an introduction to Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), presentations by Parkinson Canada researchers; sessions on advocacy and education; lunch and snacks. This is Dr. Stoessl’s only speaking appearance in eastern Canada this year—do not miss out on hearing from this internationally sought expert on Parkinson’s disease. Tickets start at $15 and must be reserved in advance. Online Registration opens on Oct 2 2019. Student $10, Individual $15, Couples $20.

Dr. A. Jon Stoessl is professor, head of neurology and co-director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s, is deputy editor of the journal Movement Disorders and sits on numerous other editorial boards, including Lancet Neurology. He is president of the World Parkinson Coalition, a member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has 14,000 citations and has published more than 300 papers and book chapters.

The audience will receive complimentary copies of the comprehensive Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease, 2nd Edition, which provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinson’s and families on Parkinson’s disease management.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, 300 King Street, London, ON  N6B 1S2

Do not miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Stoessl in person!

Questions?

Contact Name: Paul Scibetta
Contact Telephone: 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3337
Contact Email: Paul.Scibetta@parkinson.ca

Gaining Ground in Parkinson’s Research

November 9, 2019
Time: 11 AM—3 PM

Toronto Botanical Gardens—Floral Hall
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M3C 1P2

The event will focus on the future of Parkinson’s research and the importance of clinical trials and patient advocacy. The event will feature a principal investigator from the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), Ben Stecher, a Parkinson’s patient advocate and Dawn Richards of Clinical Trials Ontario.

Cost to be determined and registration opens on September 30, 2019. https://www.parkinson.ca/event/gaining-ground-in-parkinsons-research-toronto-on/  

Alison Li    1 (800) 565-3000 ext. 3373    alison.li@parkinson.ca

**NEW** October 26, 2019, in Saskatoon, SK—Dr. Jon Stoessl—more details to follow.

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